Image created using Canva.com and BlackIllustrations.com By Jennifer Bland Have you heard the word HyFlex recently? While the idea of HyFlex courses is not new, they have gained traction in the nationwide post-COVID enrollment slump. HyFlex courses provide the greatest flexibility for students by allowing students to attend face-to-face, synchronously via a scheduled virtual meeting, or … Continue reading HyFlex: Choose Your Own Attendance!
By Celena Kusch We know how important it is for us to be the ones who determine how we would like to be recognized and addressed by name, and we are happy to announce that name pronunciation and pronoun features are now available in Blackboard. Pronouns and names help us to acknowledge and demonstrate respect … Continue reading NEW! Name Pronunciations and Pronouns Now Available in Blackboard Courses
Make or use FREE images like the one above at Canva.com! By Toni DiMella You have probably heard the staff of the Center for Academic Innovation and Faculty Support (CAIFS) refer to QM in meetings, webinars, and trainings. Over the past year, USC Upstate has been transitioning from using the Online Course Quality Review Rubric … Continue reading QM What?
Image from Kenter (2019) "Rediscover VoiceThread" By Jennifer Bland Are you looking for a way to engage students in your online and hybrid courses? Look no further than VoiceThread! VoiceThread is an interactive presentation tool that is available as an integrated tool in Blackboard. It will allow you and your students to create presentations with … Continue reading What’s New in VoiceThread?
Make FREE images like the one above at Canva.com using their templates! by Toni DiMella This can be a stressful time of year for those who work in education. Getting ready for the new year, creating content, developing assessments and activities, mapping out new courses...there is a lot to do! But it’s often not the … Continue reading Finding Time for the Good Stuff
Image from BlackIllustrations.com By Toni DiMella Even pre-covid, everyone left campus at the end of a semester tired. After 15 weeks of grading, schedule changes, advising, and administrative duties, everyone’s goal is to make it to the start of the break. After a few Netflix marathons and a week or two without grading, you begin … Continue reading Maintaining Presence All Semester